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In total agreement

Dear Editor:

I want to commend you on the stance you have taken regarding the creation of a Palestinian state during your recent trip to the Middle East. I agree with your comment; “There should be an end to the occupation that began in 1967. The agreement must establish Palestine as a homeland for the Palestinian people, just as Israel is a homeland for the Jewish people. These negotiations must ensure that Israel has secure, recognized and defensible borders. And they must ensure that the state of Palestine is viable, contiguous, sovereign and independent.”

I also appreciated your observation that “Swiss cheese isn’t going to work when it comes to the outline of a state,” referring to the fact that illegal Israeli settlements have chopped up the West Bank into small noncontiguous areas that prevent the creation of a viable Palestinian state. I support your call for Israel to end settlement expansion and remove unauthorized outposts and for Palestinians to dismantle terrorist infrastructure.

I have long argued the point you made that “The establishment of the state of Palestine is long overdue. The Palestinian people deserve it. And it will enhance the stability of the region, and it will contribute to the security of the people of Israel.”

I have not agreed with you on many issues Mr. President, but I am in total agreement and support of your endeavor to develop peace between Israel and Palestine and bring about the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Thank you for your efforts, and I wish you great success.

Sue Gray

Carbondale


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